Project Pi

Show us the work you're doing on your Triumph 2000/2500/2.5.
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Re: Project Pi

#31 Post by Charles H » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:33 pm

Glutton for punishment! Almost wish I had kept my Mk1 PI.
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Re: Project Pi

#32 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:34 pm

And a constantly empty wallet! :lol:
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Re: Project Pi

#33 Post by Charles H » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:40 am

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Cherry Red Mk1 2000 Rally Car
Mallard Blue 2.5PI
Sapphire Blue GT6 Mk3
Vermillion Red Spitfire 1500
Pimento Red TR6
Pimento Red Stag
Inky Blue VW Passat B5.5
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Re: Project Pi

#34 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:00 pm

Small update in between the festivities managed to install the head liner and front and rear glass just the quarters to do.

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Re: Project Pi

#35 Post by johnnydog » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:43 pm

Excellent progress / work as usual Ross!
Just out of interest, where did you source the front / rear screen rubbers from, and what was your impression of their quality and fit?
I have some nos genuine front rubbers and some from COH Baines, but its the rear screen non insert rubber that I don't have (for pre 74 saloons) that I am more interested in.
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Re: Project Pi

#36 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:12 am

Hello John the screen seals where patterns from Chris Witor. The front screen Ive fitted 2 now and they are are a good fit. This was a first rear pattern Ive bought and the seal when initially fitted it to the glass it was not as snug. Also the seal was quite supple compared to the front screen. When installed the outside is as good as an original, however the inside has slightly ruffled around the corners which I'm happy to live with, it may contract over time. Cant really say if this was because it was loose fit or a little to supple when drawing the cord through or a combination of both. Next on the to do list. door rubbers, pillar vinyls and badges chrome round the rear window and then the rear suspension I think.
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Re: Project Pi

#37 Post by johnnydog » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:25 pm

Thanks for that Ross. It confirms my own thoughts - Chris Witor's supplier for the front screen rubber is Baines and they are of good quality (I bought several direct from them a few years ago). The rear screen rubbers from CW are not as good - I saw one in Bert Boovis (not sure if spelt right!) Damson Dutch PI at the the Lincoln National and I wasn't impressed with the quality - the firmness of the rubber wasnt there which caused it to lift at the corners - a bit like naff aftermarket door seal rubbers.
A bit of a problem really finding a good screen rubber supplier. I have one nos genuine rear prefacelift rubber but when that is used, what then?
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1969 Mk1 2000 in Royal Blue
1970 Mk2 2000 in Valencia Blue
1972 Mk2 2.5 PI in Triumph White
1973 Mk2 2.5 PI in Sienna Brown
1976 Mk2 2500S in Carmine Red

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Re: Project Pi

#38 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:54 am

Jobs at the weekend rear quarters finished. The vinyl panels have been off the car so long we went to put them back on and they have shrunk. So new ones made and a good match on the grain.

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Re: Project Pi

#39 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:02 pm

Jobs completed over the weekend rear suspension in situ and the front grille and lights installed.

Probably obvious but a bit of 8x2 timber helps steady the installation.

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A bit of Chris Witor upgrade stainless bling bolted on.

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Re: Project Pi

#40 Post by Tinsmith_Skippy » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:29 pm

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Dad your going to get cold feet if don’t wear your shoes!

A follow up on the headliner I’ve used this product on my Valencia Project with good results. The pillar trims are a bit yellow stained.
http://www.nueraproducts.co.uk/
As per instructions, clean, apply white and once completely dry use the top coat, I chose Matt.

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The micro fibre cloth really gets into the grain

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After 2 coats going for a third I think.

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Looks a little shiny but after the top coat Matt goes on that disappears. Taking time to dry a bit cold so to be continued!
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